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Photo courtesy of Charles Rucker
More than 25 troops in the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment attend a deployment dinner at Rockwood VFW Post 4782.
Members of 278th ACR deployed

Roane County veterans and community members honored local troops prior to their deployment of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment this weekend.

The Rockwood VFW Post 4782 hosted a deployment dinner Saturday before those troops headed off for training and future joint multinational deployment.

“The Ladies Auxiliary prepared a home cooked meal, and we served over 25 troops from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Also, joining them for dinner were local Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans,” Post 4782 Commander Charles Rucker said.